Articles from August 2011

The great oyster crash

BY ONEARTH, 18 AUG 2011 — This OnEarth column was written by Eric Scigliano. In the summer of 2007, something strange and troubling happened at the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery on Netarts Bay in Oregon, which raises oyster larvae for shellfish growers from Mexico to Canada. The hatchery’s “seed,” as